I obtained this recording because I love this music and admire Guilini's recording legacy. Indeed, in this work, Guilini virtually sets the benchmark by which others are judged.
However, this recording dates back to 1960 butin terms of quality sounds worse than many pre-war recordings, particularly those that have enjoyed the benefits of competent remastering. The sound here is muddy and congested, and not even some very fine singing from the soloists can wholely redeem that. I have to confess to having been seduced by the give-away price but sadly here one gets no better than one paid for. With so many fine recordings, both modern and vintage, to choose from, many at bargain price, this version is only for the specialist.
I realise my judgment seems rather harsh in the face of some particularly treasurable moments but it is a very competitive market out there. You can do better in terms of a general recommendation.